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Great Way to Get Experience

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - HRM in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - HRM in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Safeway (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great way to get a lot of experience in a short period of time. Very tenured workforce, people tend to be lifers. Good people to work with and good collaboration amongst certain department.

Cons

Little Work Life Balance. Pay is not competitive and few opportunities for promotion. Not a lot of recognition for a lot of effort and can be draining at times.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good but internal controls non existant

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    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits hours and flexibility

    Cons

    management politics, less educated workers, paying minimum wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stores need some internal controls and have to watch employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Backstabbing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Matteson, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Matteson, IL

    I have been working at Safeway full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company when owned and operated by Dimatteo family then Safeway bought it and have done a wonderful job of running it into the ground.

    Cons

    Safeway's "My way or the highway approach/one size fits all'" Does not to this day understand the Chicago market and its diverse clietele. Company functions in an atmosphere of fear,negative reinforcement, and micromanagement. George Orwell's "1984" is a perfect analogy to how this company works. The "Peter Principal" is alive and well here. Watch your back..."They smile in your face all the while they want you replaced...the BACKSTABBERS" Cameras,Cameras,Cameras

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DOMINICKS was sucessful because they catered to the unique,dynamic and diverse customer base they enjoyed. They have a condescending approach to both their customers and employees. Their "world class service"program is a sham. The store managers only care about shop scores because that is the "Holy Grail" for bonuses. The store can fall apart and do no business, but God forbid those scores are bad. The experienced employees DO NOT MOVE UP BECAUSE THEY GET MOVED OUT!!! Try going into your stores after 7pm and see no help,quit making a few select stores look nice for Steve Burd while the rest of the stores disintegrate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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